Looking to revamp your home without breaking the bank?
A savvy woman revealed how you can jazz-up your bathroom without spending a fortune.
Tansin Cosser Wood spent just three hours on the speedy transformation, which includes new flooring and a striking feature wall.
The 26-year-old, from Bournemouth, says the makeover is a “vast improvement” compared to when she moved in two weeks ago.
She told LatestDeals.co.uk : “I recently moved into a private rental with my one-year-old daughter.
“I couldn’t make any permanent changes, however, the tiled bathroom floor was cold and hard and my little one is accident-prone so I was looking around for ideas to make it a bit more baby-friendly and attractive.”
Tansin continued: “I discovered some self-adhesive wood-look vinyl floor planks in B&Q for around £13 for a pack of 20.
“I bought three packets for £39 and started winging it when it came to laying them.
“I found it a bit tricky to cut the floor planks to fit around the awkward areas such as the toilet, sink and door.
“I used kitchen scissors to cut it, which made my life really hard and my hands really sore.”
Even though the job was fiddly, the mum soon got the hang of it and completed the job in just two hours.
After laying the planks down, Tansin coated them in an Amazon glue sealant spray she picked up for £12.
She explained: “It stops the planks from lifting if water gets underneath, yet they will still be easy enough to lift up when I leave without damaging the original floor.”
To match the modern-looking floor, the DIY fan then got to work on a feature wall.
She added: “I wanted something different yet simple that was easy to return to its original state should I ever need to.”
Tansin scrolled through inspiration pictures online before settling on a geometric design.
She said: “I already had a pot of Wilkinson’s own brand grey paint leftover from some work I did in my old house.
“All I needed was some masking tape, which I bought for £1 from Poundland.”
Tansin masked up the design, making different shapes to catch the eye.
She filled-in the different sections with the grey paint and peeled away the tape when the wall was dry.
The finished effect looks absolutely stunning!
Tansin added: “I already had the accessories from my previous house and I will probably hang a shelf and add some more artificial plants in the New Year.
“In total, the makeover cost £52 and took just three hours.
“It’s by no means my dream bathroom, but it’s a vast improvement from when I moved in two weeks ago.
“If it was my own place I would have loved to have started from scratch by choosing my own bathroom suite, but for now I’m happy with it.
“The easiest part was taping the wall, which took just 15 minutes. The hardest was cutting in the flooring."
Tansin has shared her top tips to others looking to complete DIY projects on a budget.
She advised: “Shop around. I find that eBay is always good for a browse.
“There are some really cheap options out there for flooring.
“I have since given my daughter’s bedroom and my lounge a makeover – all on a budget.”
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